AIPN Student Writing Competition and Student Scholarship Program

It is time for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) annual Student Writing Competition and Student Scholarship Program.

The prize for the winners of the AIPN Student Writing Competition includes registration, travel and accommodations for the AIPN International Conference. Essays should be an original work of no more than 4,000 words on any specific issue of the student’s choice which is directly related to international petroleum negotiations, such as matters of contract, law, or policy. The deadline for submission is May 13, 2012.

For the AIPN Scholarship Program, AIPN will be underwriting eight scholarships in the amount of US $5,000 each, which will be awarded to up to eight students for the academic semester beginning in Fall 2012. Applicants must apply by June 1, 2012. The scholarships will be disbursed over the Fall Semester 2012 and Spring semester 2013 ($2,500 each semester). The funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to offset tuition. Previous AIPN Scholarship winners are not eligible to participate.

These are just two examples of the AIPN’s efforts to encouage student interest in the international energy industry. Students can join the AIPN for only $25 per year. The on-line application for membership in the AIPN can be found at